WorldCat Identities

Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Works: 194 works in 402 publications in 3 languages and 6,919 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Dystopian films  Comedy films  Beach party films  Musical films  Blaxploitation films 
Roles: Producer, pre, Production personnel, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Samuel Z Arkoff
Coffy by Jack Hill( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coffy (Pam Grier) is a nurse turned avenger, becoming a one-woman, anti-drug vigilante who roots out the dealers who "turned on" her 11-year-old sister. This violent, sexy drama is a variation on urban vigilante flicks, where family members fight crime more effectively than the cops, and in much more provocative ways
House of Usher ; The pit and the pendulum by Alan Birkinshaw( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pit and the pendulum: A young man's search for the truth of his sister's death uncovers a bizarre and ghastly secret in her Spanish husband's castle
Beach blanket bingo by MGM Home Entertainment( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beach blanket bingo. Singing sensation Sugar Kane parachutes onto the beach in a rigged publicity stunt, and Frankie, Dee Dee and the gang decide to take sky diving lessons -- How to stuff a wild bikini. Continuing antics of Frankie and Dee Dee. When Frankie goes into the reserves, he fears Ricky will steal Dee Dee away, so with the help of a witch doctor he sends sea beauty Cassandra as a distraction
Dressed to kill by Brian De Palma( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caine plays the part of a psychiatrist to a woman who is murdered early in the film. He is initially reluctant to help the police. The detective assigned to the murder seems happy to do nothing, leaving the investigation to a prostitute who witnessed the murder and the son of the deceased"--Internet Movie Database
Wild in the streets( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gas-s-s-s: A deadly gas kills everyone over the age of 25 leaving the earth to a variety of young football fascists and demented dictators and utopia searching hippies
Cooley High( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fun-loving and warm movie about high school life in the 1960's. Preach, a serious-minded writer and Cochise, a basketball hero headed for college, are best friends at Cooley High in Chicago. Together, they cut classes to go to the zoo, crash parties, put the hustle on some hustlers, and dream of getting out of their impoverished, rough neighborhood
Beach party by Orion Pictures Corporation( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bikini beach: Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than the average American teenagers. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign
Born losers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious "half-Indian/half-white ex-Green Beret" Billy Jack single-handedly battles a rampaging bunch of rough bikers in a sleepy little California community
The comedy of terrors ; The raven( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raven: Based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Craven is visited one night by a talking raven and learns that it is really his fellow magician, Dr. Bedlo, who has been transformed into a bird by the evil Scarabus. The raven further unravels the devious scheme of Craven's wife, who has tricked her husband into believing her dead so she could desert him for the comforts of Scarabus' wealth and power
The island of Dr. Moreau by Don Taylor( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remake of 1933's ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, a demented doctor spends years on a desolate tropical island working on a drug that will effectively alter animals into humans. Based on the novel by H.G. Wells
The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics including "The tell tale heart," "The sphinx," "The cask of Amontillado' and "The pit and the pendulum."
Fireball 500( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunder Alley: Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident and he gets thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter Francie and her boyfriend Eddie Sands everything he knows about driving. Eddie takes up with Tommy's girl Annie Blaine after winning the first time out. They become fierce rivals by the next race, during which Tommy remembers driving over his brother with a go-kart and Eddie hits the wall
Mad Max by George Miller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dans un futur proche, les grandes nations sont entrées en guerre pour le pétrole ; exaspérées par la situation de crise, les populations se sont révoltées, les nations essaient de maintenir un semblant d'ordre tandis que des bandes de délinquants sillonnent les routes. Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) est un policier de la route, un flic (copper ou bronze en référence à sa plaque de service, en cuivre). À bord de son Interceptor, il est chargé de faire régner l'ordre et de combattre les bandes de pirates de la route ; il fait équipe avec le motard Jim Goose dit "le gorille" (Steve Bisley). Sa meilleure arme est son sang-froid, qui lui permet de faire "craquer" ses adversaires lors d'impressionnants face à face routiers. Lors d'une poursuite automobile au début du film, un voyou se nommant lui-même l' "Aigle de la Route", se tue en tentant d'échapper à Max. Son frère, le chef d'un dangereux gang de motards, décide de le venger. La Ford Falcon XB Hardtop de Mel Gibson dans le film. Quand le coéquipier de Max, Jim Goose, se retrouve à l'hôpital, grièvement brûlé par le gang, Max prend peur et décide de quitter son poste de policier intercepteur. Au lieu de ça, il prend des vacances et part alors vers le Nord avec sa femme et son bébé, loin de la violence routière. Mais les motards parviennent à le retrouver et tuent sa femme et son bébé, Paul. Max, fou de rage, bascule dans la folie meurtrière, et part à la poursuite des motards dans le seul but de les tuer". --Site wikipédia, consulté le 25 septembre 2014
Scream, Blacula, scream( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of voodoo power versus vampire fury when a crazed member of a voodoo cult unwittingly summons the true prince of darkness, Dracula's bloodbrother, from his eternal grave
Blacula by William Crain( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blacula: African Prince Manuwalde, introduced to Count Dracula at a party, pleads for the Count's assistance in freeing his people from the slave trade. Dracula is so incensed at the request he vampirizes, curses, and imprisons Manuwalde in a coffin in the dungeon. Two hundred years later the contents of Castle Dracula are bought and shipped back to the US by antique dealers. Among these is Manuwalde's coffin. He is accidentally set free when this is opened. Making his way onto the nightclub scene, Manuwalde pursues a girl that he believes to be the reincarnation of his wife
Beach party ; Bikini beach( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Side B. : A British recording star sets up headquarters on the beach and a grumpy newspaper publisher seeks to oust the kids from their beach area
Bloody mama by Roger Corman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bucket of blood: Walter Paisley, a geeky waiter and busboy at a happening Beatnik cafe, is intensely jealous of the swinging social lives of the artistic types who hang there. A bizarre twist of fate changes everything when Paisley accidentally kills his landlady's cat, his frantic attempts to hide the body lead him to encase it in a layer of clay, creating a morbid sculpture which is eventually discovered and hailed as an artistic triumph by the unwitting Bohemian art crowd
The fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of the house of Usher: An English Lord fears that his sister has been buried alive, and sure enough, she is, but she revives, but not without causing much confusion among the other members of the cast. The pit and the pendulum: A young man's search for the truth of his sister's death uncovers a bizarre and ghastly secret
Flying through Hollywood by the seat of my pants : from the man who brought you I was a teenage werewolf and Muscle beach party by Samuel Z Arkoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schlock : the secret history of American movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The wild no-holds barred independent American filmmakers of the '50s and '60s tell their own story in this critically acclaimed survey of exploitation and sexploitation filmmaking
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Alternative Names
Arkoff, Sam

Arkoff, Samuel Z.

Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Samuel Z. Arkoff Amerikaans filmproducent (1918-2001)

Samuel Z. Arkoff amerykański producent filmowy

Samuel Z. Arkoff producteur de films américaine

Samuel Z. Arkoff produttore cinematografico statunitense

Samuel Z. Arkoff US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Аркофф, Сэмюэл Закари

Сэмюэл Закари Аркофф американский кинопродюсер

סמואל ז. ארקוף

ساموئل زد. آرکوف تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی